Sudan president meets US teen detained for homemade clock

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 1:47 PM

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese state-run radio says Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old American teenage boy arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb, has met Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir.

The boy's father, Mohamed Hassan al-Sufi, is a Sudanese immigrant in the U.S. and a former presidential candidate who ran opposing al-Bashir.

Radio Omdurman reports Thursday that al-Bashir received the Texas teenager and his family a day earlier at a presidential compound in Sudan's capital Khartoum.

Ahmed said he was pleased to meet al-Bashir and wished to meet him again with a new invention.

Ahmed was pulled from class last month, handcuffed and taken to a detention center after showing the digital clock to teachers at his suburban Dallas high school.